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Developments in veterinary acupuncture
  1. Samantha Scott, honorary clinical lecturer; honorary fellow
  1. Glasgow University, Veterinary School
  2. Royal (Dick) School of, Veterinary Studies, abg67{at}


    Veterinary acupuncture has been developing rapidly in recent years. Public attention has been focused on acupuncture as a possible therapeutic intervention for their pets by the media. Interest in acupuncture from the veterinary profession has therefore been primarily driven by owner demand. Veterinarians are now seeking courses in acupuncture that are relevant to themselves as general practitioners rather than as specialists in complementary medicine. Evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture in treating any of the veterinary species is limited, so it is significant that two acupuncture-related trials at Glasgow University Veterinary School are currently receiving funding.

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